2017 Summer Housing Programs


All current students planning to stay on campus for the summer live at Charles Landing.  Students must complete the Summer 2017 Housing Application by May 1 on the housing portal at:

Starrez Housing Portal

Students move into their summer apartment on June 1 and move to their fall assignment in August. Full details regarding summer housing are available on our website at: 

Summer Housing Fee: $2,050

*Approximately 34 Charles Landing units will be renovated this summer. Students who wish to squat may be asked to move temporarily so we are able to renovate their space. Please contact housing@risd.edu for more information.



*All new transfer and graduate students in the Summer Experimental and Foundation Studies program will be housed in Single Rooms. 

Room Type






Single Room 




Private Apartment 




Details regarding this program may be found at:


This program is administered tby RISD Continuing Education. For details and information, please refer to:

  Pre-College website


These two-, three- or six-week programs are administered by RISD Continuing Education and run from June 26 - August 4 (check in is June 24, check-out is Aug. 5).  

Summer Room and Board Rates

Information about the Summer Studies Program along with Housing and Dining fees may be found at:

 2017 Summer Studies Program



How to Apply for Housing

After you have applied and been accepted to the program, the Residence Life Office will email details and instructions for applying for housing. To begin the process, all Pre-College and Summer Studies students must follow the directions and link sent via email.

Gender-inclusive Housing

We do not restrict roommate pairings based on sex, gender identity or gender expression. This means that any student can choose to live with one another, regardless of sex, gender identity or gender expression, in a shared room. However, the Residence Life Office will only honor a request mutually made by all parties.  If you are interested in gender inclusive housing option we can provide you with a personal and confidential assessment of the available options. Please email Associate Director of Residence Life; Josh Peipock at jpeipock@risd.edu.

Meal Plans

All summer students are required to have a meal plan during their stay. Students living in Traditional or Suite style rooms must have a Full Meal Plan.  Students in Apartment style Housing may choose to have a five meal per week plan.

Special Accommodations

Students who have medical, psychological or disability related conditions may apply for a housing accommodation. The submitted request and supporting documentation are reviewed carefully on a case by case basis by the Medical Accommodation Committee. Documentation consists of a written evaluation by an appropriate professional (not a relative of the student) that explains the nature of the condition and why the condition results in a need for housing accommodation(s). Students must complete all forms in their entirety and submit them to the Residence Life office, each summer before the deadline of June 8th or soon after identifying the need (based on date of diagnosis, change in status, etc.). Part of the committee's consideration is the written documentation by the treating professional. A follow‐up conversation with the student and the treating professional by a member of the Health Services and/or Counseling staff may be necessary in some instances. Residence Life and RISD cannot guarantee that students will be provided their preferred accommodation choices, but if a student's preferred choice is not granted RISD will provide equally effective alternatives subject to limitations as outlined in the Student Handbook or our wellness section

The forms can be found at the top of the sidebar on this page.

Long-term parking spaces at Charles Landing may be rented for $10 per day, $60 per week or $150 for a six-week summer program. Rentals are arranged at the Residence Life office at 30 Waterman St. You may call the office for details at 401-454-6650.

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